Lamivudine-Nevirapine-Stavudine (LNV) is a combination of three antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. It is considered a highly effective and affordable option for people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly in resource-limited settings.
Lamivudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) that acts by blocking the replication of the HIV virus. Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that also obstructs HIV replication. Stavudine is another NRTI that stops the virus from making copies of its DNA.
Together, these three drugs work to lower the amount of HIV in the blood, slow down the progression of the disease, and improve the immune system’s ability to fight off infections.
LNV is generally taken as a combination tablet or capsule, which makes it convenient and easy to take. It is generally taken twice a day, with or without food. The dosage of the medication might vary based on individual factors, such as age, weight, and other medical conditions.